The “usual” flu season varies state-by-state in deaths per capita (i.e. per 100,000 people). For the worst flu season since 1976, four states had 26-29 deaths/capita, and another sixteen states had 22-25 deaths/capita.

For the still-in-progress COVID-19 pandemic 3/1-5/18/20, eight states and D.C. have been severely hit with 48-146 deaths/capita, and another five states badly affected with 26-34 deaths/capita. De

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COVID-19 pandemic in U.S. as of 5/18/20

Hardest-hit regions NY, NJ, CT, MA 85-146/capita

2nd tier LA, MI, Washington DC, RI: 48-56/capita

IL, IN, DE, MD, PA: 26-34/capita

CO, MS: 18-21/capita

ALL OTHER STATES: 16 or fewer/capita, with thirteen states at 5 or fewer/capita as of 5/18/20.

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In California’s 58 counties, two have 15-18 deaths/capita. All others have 11 or fewer deaths/capita, with 36 counties at three or fewer deaths/capita. 15 have zero deaths/capita.

CA COVID-19 Deaths per capita (100,000) by County

Mar 1 – May 18, 2020

Entire state: 8 per 100,000

Los Angeles 18

Tulare 15

Riverside 11

Yolo 10

San Mateo 9

Imperial 8

San Diego 7

San Bernardino 7

Santa Clara 7

Mono 7

Mariposa 6

Inyo 6

Marin 6

Alameda 5

Stanislaus 5

San Joaquin 4

San Francisco 4

Sacramento 4

Solano 4

San Benito 3

Ventura 3

Kern 3

Contra Costa 3

Orange 3

Santa Barbara 2

Placer 2

Shasta 2

Merced 2

Napa 2

Sutter 2

Monterey 2

Fresno 2

Tehama 2

Kings 1

Yuba 1

Madera 1

Santa Cruz 1

Nevada 1

Sonoma <1

San Luis Obispo <1

Alpine 0

Amador 0

Butte 0

Calaveras 0

Colusa 0

Del Norte 0

El Dorado 0

Glenn 0

Humboldt 0

Lake 0

Mendocino 0

Plumas 0

Siskiyou 0

Trinity 0

Tuolumne 0

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